Once again on the campaign trail, Senator Obama -- now running for U.S. president -- returns to Mountain View, Calif., to address Googlers on innovation in a lecture series called @Google.
Obama with Google CEO Eric Schmidt
In his speech, Obama lays out the role of the Internet in his policy plans -- computers in classrooms, expanded broadband, digital medical records, and more online access to government data.
He also echoes Google's own position on net neutrality: "The Internet is perhaps the most open network in history," he said. "We have to keep it that way."
The speech gets a positive review on the company blog from Andrew McLaughin, Google's head of global public policy and a future Obama staffer.
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